Learning Greek the hard way (from Hong Kong)

 Day 2,976 since October 10th 2013: 194 countries out of 203. No flight, no return home, min 24 hrs in each country and 1 pandemic! 

(The opinions expressed on this site are my own, and do not reflect the position or policies of the Danish Red Cross which I represent as a Goodwill Ambassador).

Size doesn’t matter

pano

Omicron is here, and so is my ultra-wifey. I much rather prefer one over the other. Another week has passed by and not an uneventful one. We are still keeping on keeping on.

Last week’s entry: Time flies, I don’t (from Hong Kong)

Size most definitely matters in a number of situations so it is a funny sentence? Still, you will often hear people say “size doesn’t matter”. Well, if your left foot is the size of a bus then I’m sure it matters for a number of reasons. Can you see love? No. Can you feel love? Hopefully the answer is yes. Can you see wind? No, but you can surely feel the wind and see how the world reacts to it. Where am I going with this? I don’t know…I was just once more wondering how something too small to see can continue to generate this much havoc? Most conversations reach the point where some facet of the pandemic is being spoken of. And I’m sure the conversation will continue long after the pandemic comes to an end. And now we are talking about Omicron – the 15th letter in the Greek alphabet and a ‘variant of interest’. And that is mostly what we know at this point. There might be much speculation but, in the end, we don’t really know if Omicron will be a big problem or if it is to be ignored. And authorities are also tasked with not making it sound too serious as to cause unnecessary chaos. And also not make it sound too harmless as people will then not care. As to how it will affect the Saga we simply don’t know yet. I have not seen or heard anything that points toward further delay at this point. Pacific International Lines (PIL) has informed me on some really positive news. These days I am writing with Captain Siddiqui in Singapore who’s dealing with this complex task. Captain Siddiqui informed me that they are waiting to hear back from PIL’s agent in Guam. PIL has already taken all relevant information from other ports in regards to my transit onboard PIL’s vessel. Guam is another Pacific Island, along with nearby Saipan, and a territory of the USA. I think few people realize how complex all of this is. An example of the complexity is that Guam requires that I have a USA visa in my passport before they will allow me to transit – even if I never leave the ship. The Government of Palau has given us green lights long ago and it seems that so has PIL’s agent in Palau. It is wonderful with all this support.

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Click HERE or on the image to watch the awards show. Sarah and I feature at 49:58mins. But watch the full thing if you have time! :)

The Nomadmania Travel Awards. What makes a traveler especially interesting? Is it rooted in positivity? Could it relate to intrepidity? Must the journey have purpose? Is it all about online content? Does gender matter? Well, last Sunday the Nomadmania Travel Awards were held in an online forum and the winners of several categories were announced in an “Oscar-style/Music Awards” fashion. The man behind Nomadmania (which is an excellent website for travelers) is none other than Harry Mitsidis who is possibly the worlds most traveled person. He is certainly at the top. A while ago Harry’s friend Sarah Mcarthur moved to Hong Kong and we were introduced to each other by Harry. Sarah is a super cool woman who has been to more than a hundred countries and travels out of personal interest and not for social media or recognition. Sarah was one of three hosts for the awards show and I met up with her in Sarah’s apartment to prerecord my “special guest appearance”. The real “special guest” within our eight-minute window (of the 3hr 21min awards show) was in reality Egbert. Or perhaps Egbert’s tail. Egbert is one of Sarah’s two cats which made several appearances while Sarah and I were speaking. Kidding aside it was a great event with a phenomenal collection of astonishing travelers. Lots of inspiration to be found for just about anyone. I’ve been fortunate to meet several of the nominees and on a personal note I’m really happy that my friend Tony Giles got the ‘Against All Odds’ traveler award. Tony is blind and nearly deaf. He’s also a lot of fun and all kinds of amazing. Tony just set foot in Tunisia a few days ago making it his United Nations country number 126. But congratulations to everyone. And sorry about how Sarah and I butchered all those names :)

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I finally got my medal from the HK50 trail run. My first official ultra distance race. And the thing is made of plywood! That's how far I am from gold ;) Thanks to Salomon for all their support with equipment.

Well, ultra-wifey is back in my arms! That’s probably better news than making progress in reaching Palau! It is almost never easy making the logistics and bureaucrazy of her visits work with where I am. And yet she has managed to visit twenty-three times now. This is her second visit to Hong Kong. The last time she came Hong Kong’s borders were closed to tourists so she entered on a dependent visa as my wife. This time she entered as a tourist as Hong Kong is open to anyone who’s willing to spend 2-3 weeks locked into a hotel room. She managed to arrive before the Omicron variant lifted the quarantine to three weeks again. So, she got away with two. That’s around HKD 10,000 (USD 1,300) to get locked inside a room. And its not even simple. You wouldn’t be able to fly to Hong Kong now during December because all the quarantine hotels are fully booked. We got lucky. Our friend Jessi works at Marriot Hotels and was able to find a vacant room and secure the booking. The only other way would be to start calling quarantine hotels to hear if they have received any cancelations. These times that we are living in…

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Happy Valley Race Track.

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Wonderful to have her back! It never feels like loosing when I'm with her :)

It worked out. Last Monday I picked her up outside her hotel at 00:30am and brought her back home. And its nice to once more experience how we click immediately as if we were never apart. One of the things we used to do a lot the last time she was here, was to walk to Hong Kong Island. It’s about 10km (6.2mi) and includes the nice little ride onboard a Star Ferry. So, we did that again which is something I haven’t done for a very long time. Ultra-wifey also wanted to go and visit the racetracks in Happy Valley. The horseraces have gone on throughout most of the pandemic but without spectators. However, since her last visit they have opened up to spectators again. We opted for the low costs entry which came at a mere HKD 30 (USD 3.85) for both of us. I’ve been once before and the last time I made it away with a little money. This time we mostly lost. Some of the gambling options include picking the winner (win) or betting on a horse you think will come in top three (place). I know nothing about picking winners so its all about irrelevant stuff like the color of the jockey’s jersey, the horse’s name or the horse’s race number. We didn’t pick any winners but we got place a few times. Besides – it was all about the experience. And it was a cold experience. Winter has arrived and that means temperatures sometimes drop. If you are used to 25 Celsius (77 F) being the lowest temperature both day and night then 16 C (60 F) is downright painful. I should have brought a jacket. Ultra-wifey is a bit more “Viking” than me these days as she is still used to the cooler Nordic temperatures.

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Five out of six nutcases at The Andersen Clan's castle. Missing Jesper.

The Thursday-hiking-group is slowly breaking up. We are six permanent members that for the longest time have been meeting up every Thursday around 6pm to hike for two hours and then sit down over a good meal and a few bottles of red. Most of our Thursday hikes have been in relatively flat urban environment so we usually clock up 10-12km (6-7.5mi) while talking all along the way. We are all Danish Danes from Denmark within the group which has gone by several different names. Today Jesper got on an airplane and flew home to Denmark to be with family and friends for Christmas. When he returns on January 2nd 2022 Jesper will begin his three-week hotel quarantine. Jakob is also flying back to Denmark for a while and will then spend some time in Thailand where his wife is from. So that is two out of four. And I will also be on my way sooner or later. Jakob will eventually return but Jesper will only come back to HK for a short while as he has been offered a position in Thailand and will relocate. Thomas, Kenneth and Poul aren’t going anywhere so the “nutcases” will prevail in some form. Hong Kong is very much an expat destination for many and coming and going has always been a part of the history around here. I’ve experienced a lot of people coming and going while I’ve been solidly planted throughout the entire pandemic. It’s a bit sad to see the group coming apart as it has been such a bright light within much of my time here. And I have only just realized that the last time the six of us would be together has already come and gone.

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My role as a Goodwill Ambassador of the Danish Red Cross has been an interesting journey within itself. I have been shown the highest respect in some countries and I have been ignored within others. On a few occasions I have directly been snubbed by Secretary Generals but in most cases I have been welcomed with lots of warmth. I was recently asked to share stories about my Christmas’ across the world and that brought back many fond memories with many kind people. A few onboard ships with seafarers. And one particular Christmas living with the family of the Red Cross Secretary General in St. Kitts and Nevis within the Caribbean. The Vietnamese Red Cross showed me a lot of respect and honored me with a special pin from Ho Chi Minh City. I recently thought about the Vietnamese Red Cross as they are celebrating 75 years of humanitarian action. Isn’t that just wonderful news? Helping and supporting the most vulnerable people in Vietnam for as much as a lifetime. Congratulations Vietnam Red Cross Society. On a much smaller level I will be donating blood at the Hong Kong Red Cross for the third time this upcoming Monday. They say that one donation can save three lives so I’m bringing Kenneth to up the odds :)

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Louis Nikolaj Clement was baptized in HK by reverend Margith Pedersen.

There’s no doubt that the Saga comes with great personal rewards in a variety of ways. It unfortunately also comes with some great costs. My good friend Lars and his wife Annette were fortunate to bring a lovely little girl into this world this year. And she is the most wonderful little being. I obviously haven’t met her yet and I haven’t been home to share Lars’ joy. Fortunately, we have mindboggling technologies today which enable delay-free colorful video feed and perfect audio communication. Just think about that for a second! Lars, Annette and little Ida are 8,000km (5,000mi) away from Hong Kong and by looking into a thin piece of technology I can interact directly with them! That’s pretty much magic! This week Ida was baptized and I wasn’t there for that either. Everything in life comes with a price and as the days fall of the calendar the price for Once Upon A Saga becomes heavier and heavier. I was particularly reminded about Ida’s baptizing as Louis Nikolaj Clement was baptized by reverend Margith Pedersen here at the Danish Seamen’s Church in HK. Margith is a very experienced reverend but will soon be heading back to Denmark as her time in Hong Kong was always meant to be temporary. Reverend Rebecca Holm has finished her two-week hotel quarantine and will officially take over on Sunday. Margith and Rebecca have a few weeks together to make the handover flow effortlessly. After that it will be Rebecca and I who take care of the day-to-day tasks within the Danish Seamen’s Church. And eventually I will leave too at which point they will need to look around for a new assistant. Unbelievably I have now been employed for a full year!

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My new boss: reverend Rebecca Holm. Welcome to Hong Kong.

Okay, this is the end of this entry. I started writing it yesterday and I thought I would finish it but ran out of time before heading out to join the nutcases. I then thought I would finish it when I got back but we hit the red pretty hard last night and I am super hungover! The morning was really rough and I’m not feeling to hot now either. It seems incredibly stupid to feel this sick and know very well that I am the only one to blame. Self-inflicted sickness must be the pinnacle of human idiocy. Especially given that I only have three weeks with ultra-wifey this time. Why waste a day? Ultra-wifey is out with Anita and Rebecca getting pedicures and manicures so at least she is making good of it. And I’m looking forward to a quiet evening when she gets back. See you next week. Thanks for reading along.

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Someday soon I will board one of these and be off to Palau. Some day soon.

 

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Time flies, I don’t (from Hong Kong)

Day 2,969 since October 10th 2013: 194 countries out of 203. No flight, no return home, min 24 hrs in each country and 1 pandemic! 

(The opinions expressed on this site are my own, and do not reflect the position or policies of the Danish Red Cross which I represent as a Goodwill Ambassador).

What is going on?

pano

It has been another hectic week. Possibly more so than the last. A week with very little time for me and a whole lot of time spent on obligation, optimization, and possible progress.

Last week’s entry: Stuck within a tunnel of countries (from Hong Kong)

There has been no progress that I know of in relation to reaching Palau since last week. Last week I could inform you that the shipping company which has helped us three times before, Pacific International Lines (PIL), was waiting for their agent in Palau, Eurasia Pacific Lines, to confirm that I was okay to enter Palau arriving on one of PIL’s ships. Last week the amazing Government of Palau had especially notified Eurasia with a letter directed to the manager Mr. Hiros Ulengchong. Mr. Ulengchong received this letter on November 16th. I am currently unaware if Mr. Ulengchong has informed PIL that the letter has been received and that I am good to enter Palau. And I am currently unaware if PIL has received that information from Mr. Ulengchong and are now working on the final practicalities. But I must trust that everyone is doing their part and not stalling the progress. Because why would anyone want to do that?

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A staircase to nowhere...

It feels so long ago that we first heard about a virus spreading in Wuhan. It feels so long ago when people began hoarding toilet paper for no apparent reason? It feels so long ago when people began guessing how quickly this would all be over. But it is not over. It has been a while since I actively updated myself on various technicalities in relation to the virus, the prevention, the statistics, and the arguments for or against anything in relation to it. I’m certainly not on a crusade in relation to one side or the other. But I was recently confronted as if I was! It was late in the day and I was at work at the Danish Seamen’s Church here in Hong Kong. We run a kiosk from where people can order and buy Danish sweets and food products which can be hard to find in Hong Kong. That evening a large muscular Swedish guy came to pick up his order and pay for it. He seemed like a really nice guy and might still be. There was a bit of the usual small talk as I processed his order and I asked him if he was traveling home for Christmas? He replied “no” as he did not want to deal with the forced 14-day hotel quarantine on his return to Hong Kong. Fully understandably. But that seemed to trigger a rather energetic and passionate debate on his part! “The virus was less harmful then the annual flu”, “the vaccines were about population control” and that kind of stuff. He also went on to tell me that he wasn’t vaccinated and didn’t want to be. It was almost like being in a heated debate except I wasn’t the opposition and hardly cared. I just wanted to process his order and see him leave so that I could get on with my work.

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At one point the Swede wanted me to see a video on his phone. He started a clip portraying Bill Gates presumably saying something which backed his case. While Gates spoke, the video image transitioned into a picture of Anthony Fauci and then some other imagery which looked doctored and manipulated to me. So, I politely asked what the source of the video was? Not in a condescending or debating tone – simply out of curiosity. BIG MISTAKE! That won me another boost of debating Swede ranting on about “so called experts”, counter “facts”, and that if we are forced to get the vaccine than none of us are free!!! He eventually left and I went back to work a bit baffled. But also, somewhat disappointed that I wasn’t well aware about the facts of the pandemic and vaccines to present my own case. I guess I don’t care anymore and have become rather complacent. Logic tells me that even if I don’t know anything I still couldn’t imagine the pandemic to be a conspiracy or a subject of population control. The vaccines are free. The World Health Organization and the Red Cross are supporting that we should get vaccinated. Virtually every Government on earth is taking the pandemic seriously. To me it feels like it is too big and that too many are involved for it to be nonsense. Overall, I just want people to get vaccinated so that it can end and I can go home.

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Something did however stick with me long after the giant Swede left. Are we free? If we are forced to take a vaccine against our free will – are we then free? I guess the answer is no. However, were we free before the pandemic broke out? I’d argue no. Of course we are not free. We live together in societies which are governed by rules and laws which guide and secure our societies. And humans have been living like that for thousands of years. You cannot drive your car as fast as you want on a government owned road. You cannot take somebody’s life. You cannot break into a bank and run off with all the money. If you were truly free then you could! But what would society look like with utter and complete freedom? It would likely just be the biggest and the strongest that took whatever they wanted in a society of complete anarchy. We have structured countries, states and societies with rules and regulations which restrict us and yet hopefully protect us. Rules, regulations and laws which have helped us move forward and create sophisticated lifestyles. So no, we are not free – and perhaps it is fine like that.

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Rocking up to Susan Maersk. A great ship which is now being sold. She has cared for seafares for many years and done a great service towards the industry. Likely my last visit to her.

Here in Hong Kong seafarers cannot leave their ships unless it’s under controlled circumstances during crew change. So, my temporary job as the assistant at the Danish Seamen’s Church in Hong Kong becomes vital to them when they need something: electronics, games, hygiene products, you name it…I even delivered McDonalds the other day. There’s also a Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore but due to different COVID-19 restrictions they cannot go onboard. Therefore we, here in Hong Kong, become even more important. I have a lot of respect for seafarers having sailed onboard twenty-five ships myself. While working here in Hong Kong I’ve been onboard another forty container ships or more.

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I had a nice talk with Ben from Euronews, who quickly put together this video for all of you. Euronews is a French-based pan-European television news network, headquartered in Lyon, France. The network began broadcasting on 1 January 1993 and aimed to cover world news from the European perspective. After the interview I heard from friends in Portugal, Iran and Hong Kong. I guess it went far and wide!

I was pretty much the only employee for a long time but a few months back I was joined by reverend Margith Pedersen from Denmark. She is here to overlap as a new reverend (Rebecca Holm) has been employed. Rebecca is in her final week of hotel quarantine now (of two) and we look forward to meeting her face to face when she comes out. Meanwhile the Seamen’s Church is supported by a very powerful Church Council. People with astonishing expertise from business and remarkable life stories!! And on top of that we could call on spectacular volunteers for the annual Christmas Bazar which was held this past weekend. Busy times indeed but it was a huge success. You can follow our activities on Facebook if you want.

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Once Upon A Saga is already more than a regular full time job so life has been hectic for me late. You know, balancing one with the other. But it’s slowly clearing up now. Anyway, my job at the Seamen’s Church is the reason why I have been able to stay in Hong Kong for this long without getting deported. Bureaucracy you know. And because of my work visa I also have a Hong Kong ID which made it possible for me and my wife to get married online and have her visit for three months earlier this year. I’m employed by Danske Sømands- og Udlandskirker (Danish Church Abroad / Danish Seamen's Church) which is based in Denmark. There are a lot of good people there whom I’ve never met but communicate with over email and video calls. Yeah - I thought you might want to know all of this.

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You didn't notice but she did. She is looking at the turtles ;)

A few days ago, I took half a day off and went hiking together with my friend Anders. And if you are still following along and reading beyond this line then you should know that everything I wrote before this was written while completely sober. But now I have had at least one bottle of red wine. That rather reminds me of visiting Hemmingway’s home in Cuba which was a real treat. That man certainly knew how to drink and eventually blew out his brains with a shotgun. I guess he had seen and lived too much. Some claim it was an accident while cleaning his weapon. Anyway, back to the hike…Anders is a good friend. I fear I have made far too many good friends while in Hong Kong. Anders is an avid hiker and I imagine there is barely a trail left on Lantau Island which he hasn’t stepped on? Lantau is one of Hong Kong’s most prominent islands and also the island which Anders lives on. Well, my heart belongs to Sai Kung which is another very beautiful part of Hong Kong. Some (me) would say the most beautiful. Although I would have to admit that Lantau certainly has its strengths.

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Heading towards Ma on Shan from The Hunch Backs.

Anders had never been on top of Ma on Shan (Saddle Mountain) which happens to be my favourite mountain in Hong Kong. Perhaps even my favourite in in the world? It is hard to explain but I do feel connected to that mountain and gain energy from being near it. As a matter of fact, Anders had never been on top of several mountains within the area. And on an unrelated note the name for Donald Duck in Danish is ‘Anders And’ - so there you go. Well, both Anders and I like to hike, we like to push our bodies to the limit and we like to challenge ourselves. We improvised a brilliant hike which was rich in elevation gain and set out into the beauty of Sai Kung.

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Red Market wet-market.

We ticked off a bunch of summits together and then sat down at Red Market in Kwong Yuen to enjoy some delicious noodle soup. Red Market is a wet-market amongst many in Hong Kong and I love the concept. Wet-markets got a bad rep during the pandemic but only because people and media got it wrong. They are absolutely fine and normal as long as they are under controlled circumstances. Anyway…what else…My super-wifey comes out of quarantine on Monday. Quarantine? A great waste of time in most cases. And pretty expensive too. My wife is a trooper. When she comes out on Monday, she will have spent five full weeks of hotel quarantine to come and visit me. Three last time and two this time. If the pandemic was a person, then I would be a murderer. Unfortunately, this will not be the last pandemic this planet sees. And that is all for this time…let’s see how it all turns out. Stay safe and sane.

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Friends and family are important. And where the f#%k is Kenneth?!?

 

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Stuck within a tunnel of countries (from Hong Kong)

Day 2,962 since October 10th 2013: 194 countries out of 203. No flight, no return home, min 24 hrs in each country and 1 pandemic!

(The opinions expressed on this site are my own, and do not reflect the position or policies of the Danish Red Cross which I represent as a Goodwill Ambassador).

No news is good news

pano

I used to hear that a lot within my childhood home: “no news is good news”. I guess it means that things are going well as bad news travels fast.

Last week’s entry: We can (almost) go to Palau by ship now (from Hong Kong)

It has been smoking busy for a while. There is still 24 hours within a day so I manage to reserve some time aside now and again. But I haven’t watched a movie for a while and I haven’t done any reading either. And that means I’m pretty block to block occupied. There is a lot of traffic on social media, within my inbox, and on my phone in general. For weeks it has been a lot worse than normal. When people ask me how I am, I don’t know how to reply? The standard and superficial: “I’m fine. How are you?” Or just: “UHGH!” Well, the good news is that The Government of Palau has been absolutely fantastic!! Pacific International Lines agent in Palau wanted an official letter address to him and the Presidents legal team arranged for it within a day or two. Outstanding! Hopefully he has now informed Pacific International Lines in Singapore (in black and white) that I can leave the ship in Palau and things can start rolling. Meanwhile Once Upon A Saga ApS has been reported to the police in Denmark for violating rules related to the collection of donations. This is the second time it has happened and is just a misunderstanding and nothing more. But it is time consuming to deal with. Fortunately, I have a lot of great people in my life who are fully capable when it comes to sorting out that kind of bureaucracy.

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Eating local. Good stuff...

In spite of what most people think, Once Upon A Saga is in reality a very demanding and time consuming project to manage. Some times it can be quite calm. But in reality, it is more than often hectic. And recently it has been hard to balance my job at the Danish Seamen’s Church with the many tasks within Once Upon A Saga. Especially as the annual Christmas Bazar at the Seamen’s Church is taking place this weekend. There has been a lot of preparation for it and it is still ongoing. It will be an open event with food, good bargains and lots of Christmas lunacy both Saturday and Sunday. Monday everything needs to be packed and moved away. Meanwhile ships are still arriving to Hong Kong with all sorts of request from the seafarers, so there’s that to coordinate. And then the online kiosk with specialities and sweets from Denmark was restoked with nine full pallets from Denmark!! So there has been a booking frenzy over the past few days.

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Anders and I worked on assembling this table football game. It took about 20% of our time to assemble 80% and another 80% of our time to complete the last 20%.

Anyway, I really don’t have time to write this entry and it is already past midnight here in Hong Kong now. My wife has arrived and is being hotel quarantined for 14 days about 8km (5mi) south of where I am. Not the most ideal way for her to start her vacation but these are the terms. Last night I had a nice video call with Florence from Surfrider, which is a non-profit organization which works for the protection and enhancement of the ocean, lakes. Rivers and coastline. Afterward I had a nice videocall interview with Ben from Euronews Travel. The world is full of nice people. I can’t believe this pandemic is still going? Didn’t we have people walking about on the moon back in 1969? It has almost been a full year with effective COVID-19 vaccines. How is Europe once again becoming the epicentre? How do COVID-19 cases keep rising? Anyway, I’m running out of time. So, the rest of this entry will be picture based. Enjoy.

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The latest South China Morning Post (SCMP) interview came out this week. People back home don't know how huge SCMP is. They think it's a big deal when the Saga makes national TV in Denmark. But SCMP has a far larger audience. It's kind of funny to think about. 

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This was last weekend...

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Jakob's friend Peter delivered a spectacular speech.

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Jakob became 2nd in Greater China but 1st in Hong Kong.

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Kenneth (left) is married to Rose and Anita (right) is married to Christian.

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In October 2016 I was in Tanzania, buying a simcard from an old lady at a street parlor. There were a few people there. One of them was Bob (Robert) from Uganda 🇺🇬 We started talking. He was out traveling about, and suggested we should meet up when I came to his country. And we did.

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From Tanzania we took the Saga to Burundi, then Rwanda, and finally Uganda where I met up with Bob again. And we became friends. Bob has since moved to the USA 🇺🇸 where he took a job, and as such we are now on opposite sides of this planet of ours.

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Somewhere between 2016 and today, Bob suggested we should start an online shop selling merchandise from Once Upon A Saga. And so we did! A fraction goes to Bob and the rest goes to help fund the Saga.

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Man!! I used to be able to see the light at the end of this tunnel of countries. But the light disappeared last year. Now we're just stuck in the longest tunnel of countries ever created. when people ask me how I am and I reply that I am tired, then it's not the type of tired which can be mended with sleep.

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After a quick Thursday Hike with two of the nutcases we had some Indian food and once I got back I created this entry for you. See you next week. 

 

 

 

 

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